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Occupational therapy: Design and application of qualitative methodology 7.5 credits

Arbetsterapi: Design och tillämpning av kvalitativ metod
Second cycle, A7023H
Course syllabus valid: Spring 2020 Sp 3 - Present
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Syllabus established

Last revised
by 30 Oct 2019

Education level
Second cycle
Grade scale
Occupational Therapy
Subject group (SCB)
Therapy, Rehabilitation and Dietary Treatment

Entry requirements


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The selection is based on 20-285 credits

Course Aim
Apply, critically evaluate and argue for qualitative research designs and methods relevant to occupational therapy
Explain  scientific theoretical perspectives in relation to qualitative research design
Design a qualitative data collection and analysis for a question relevant to occupational therapy, justify methodology and discuss relevant research-ethical aspects and positions

Qualitative research design, including the design of qualitative studies in relation to intervention
Qualitative methods for data collection and analysis
Research-ethical aspects of qualitative research designs
Scientific theoretical grounds for qualitative methodology
Gender equality and diversity perspectives in qualitative research

The course is given using distance learning methodology, and is web-based. The studies require computer skills and internet access, as well as a headset and a webcam. The course has its pedagogical basis in LTU’s pedagogical idea. This working method is founded on the idea that each student should be inspired to become engaged, as well as independent and active learning that challenges her/his abilities. The student shall actively seek out and solve problems through exploratory and critically reflective working methods. The course is read together with physiotherapy master’s students with subject specialisation. The teaching is conducted through literature studies, lectures, seminars, oral and written presentations and independent project work.

Achievement of the course is evaluated continuously, and to obtain a passing grade the student must have fulfilled the objectives of the course. Achievement of the objectives is assessed in writing and orally through assignments, seminars and presentations.

The grading criteria for G (Pass) and VG (Pass with distinction) are specified in the study guide.

Maria Larsson-Lund

Literature. Valid from Spring 2020 Sp 3 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
Holloway, I., & Galvin, K. (2016). Qualitative research in nursing and healthcare. Chichester: John Wiley & Sons.
Höglund Nielsen, B., & Granskär, M. Tillämpad kvalitativ forskning inom hälso-och sjukvård. 3. uppl. Lund: Studentlitteratur.
Kvale, S., & Brinkmann, S. (2014). Den kvalitativa forskningsintervjun. 3.[rev.] uppl. Lund: Studentlitteratur.

Course offered by
Department of Health Sciences

CodeDescriptionGrade scaleHPStatusFrom periodTitle
0001Individual written assignmentU G VG5.00MandatoryS20
0002Seminars and presentationsU G#2.50MandatoryS20